Issue 124: February/March 2018
by Rick Lewis
Remembering Murphy’s Law • Control cars with your mind! (What could go wrong?) • Children and chimpanzees crave revenge — News reports by Anja Steinbauer and Filiz Peach
WAR & PHILOSOPHY
Ziyad Hayatli presents a condensed history of the philosophy of war.
Carl Strasen says Henri Bergson’s ideas about wars need rediscovering.
Oidinposha Imamkhodjaeva assesses arguments against violence among ancient Asian philosophies.
Phil Badger tries to make sense of a tangle of pride, identity and metaphysics.
Carlo Filice questions recent attempts to question free will.
Paul Austin Murphy computes the probabilities.
Quentin Mareuse distinguishes lots of ways of distinguishing things.
George Dunseth outlines basic principles for knowing whether or not ideas are true.
Ray Prebble argues that moral relativism is both incoherent and immoral.
Sally Latham argues that sometimes it’s better to be wrong.
Alistair MacFarlane considers the long and thoughtful life of Thomas Hobbes.
Daniel Hutto says goodbye to a memorable philosophical sparring partner.
Skye Cleary interviews Aaron James about his new book, Surfing With Sartre.
Prejudice & Toleration • Prostitution & Free Will • Digital & Trivial • Pull Your Socs Up • The Buddhist Boomerang • Misreading Cubism • Consciousness Baffles Brains • Experiencing Disagreement • Spinozist Anti-Simulation Argument • Finding Refuge • The Real Ethical Questions
by Terence Green
Peter Adamson says one good thing came out of WW1.
Raymond Tallis finds unexpected depths of knowledge.
Seán Moran contemplates a comatose cabbie.
Heather Dyke passes time reading about a denial of the passing of time.
Richard Baron tracks what Trolley Problems can tell us about ethics.
Trevor Pateman looks at problems with anger and forgiveness.
Stefan Bolea talks of madness, antihumanism, and the arrival of the new gods.
by Chris Gill
by Melissa Felder
by Bill Stott
Jonathan Sheasby discovers some unexpected perils of AI.